thanks and a question
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 15:44:55 MST
First of all, I would like to thank Mike Walton for going to the
effort of getting a definitive answer on the adult leaders, and for
being willing to admit making a mistake (a quality all too often
missing in today's society).
Now to my questions:
I am going to be teaching Cooking MB in our troop in about a month and
wanted to get people's interpretations of a couple of requirements
(specifically, a couple parts of requirement 4). In 4a, it says
"Prepare and serve for yourself and two others, the three dinners, the
lunch, and the breakfast planned in requirement 2." Does this only
require 5 meals to be cooked, or all 9 that had to be planned in
requirement 2? Also, would two people working together to cook for a
patrol of 6 fulfil this requirement for both, or should they split and
each only cook for half the patrol?
Second, for requirement 4b the building of a fireplace is required,
including making supports from rocks, logs, etc. Does anyone have
current information on the guidelines from BSA along these lines? (At
the BSA activities I've been to recently, using rocks for supports or
as part of a fireplace was being discouraged since that tends to stain
the rocks, so it would seem that I probably should not be suggesting
using them for cooking).
Third, does anyone have good recipes for one-pot meals that don't use
canned foods? (It looked like all the ones in the MB book used canned
food, which meant they didn't qualify for 2b).
Finally, could anyone give me pointers to a good reference on using
spices in cooking? My cooking ability tends to lie more along the
"following directions" line rather than being able to just make stuff
up as I go along, and I'd like to be able to at least pass along
suggestions to the boys about good ways to spice up the meals they
Thanks for the help.
ASM, Troop 273, Boulder, CO
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